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Jaycee Dugard says she still lives reclusively with daughters

DugardJaycee Dugard said she and her daughters continue to live their lives largely in hiding, two years after they were rescued from captivity.

"For eighteen years I had to hide, and to be out in public, to go to a restaurant and not – because even now I feel like I have to hide," Dugard told Diane Sawyer in an interview for ABC News.  "I want my girls to have a normal life as much as possible. … I feel like on some things I have to do it a little bit differently … not be recognized … for their sake."

She told Sawyer she plans be more reclusive once her daughters -- now 17 and 14 -- are a bit older and can deal with the outside world a little better.

The couple who abducted Dugard in 1991 were sentenced last year  to prison terms that could keep them behind bars for the rest of their lives. Phillip Garrido, a 60-year-old convicted rapist, was sentenced to 431 years to life in prison. His 55-year-old wife, Nancy, was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison.

Dugard did not attend the sentencing hearing, but her mother, Terry Probyn, read a statement by Dugard directed at Phillip Garrido:

"I chose not to be here today because I refuse to waste another second of my life in your presence. ... Everything you ever did to me was wrong and I hope one day you will see that. ... I hated every second of every day for 18 years. You stole my life and that of my family."

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-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Jaycee Dugard in a photo taken about the time she was kidnapped in 1991. Credit: Associated Press

 
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